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  • Perez museum's 'On the Horizon' exhibit highlights Cubans' sea of hope and horror

    Perez museum's 'On the Horizon' exhibit highlights Cubans' sea of hope and horror

    There’s a piece at the Perez Art Museum Miami that, from afar, looks like an oil on canvas painting. The large, mostly black-and-white work captures a seascape. But look closely, and the dark waves are actually made of fishing hooks –– about 550,000 of them. It’s artist Yoan Capote’s way of depicting...

  • Beach balls, kitchen sponges come alive at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

    Beach balls, kitchen sponges come alive at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

    What’s a South Florida summer without flying beach balls? At the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 80 balls attached to metal rods spin around like planets in a solar system in Charley Friedman’s motorized installation “Science Project,” the bouncy centerpiece of the gallery’s family-friendly...

  • These female artists are getting 'Gritty' with the color pink

    These female artists are getting 'Gritty' with the color pink

    Male blow-up dolls, cowhide curtains, furry masks and lipstick-shaped cushions beckon from inside the “Lady Cave,” Laura Marsh’s blanket fort installation at Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach. Marsh’s colorful tent, perched under a skylight on the gallery’s second floor, is coated in swirls...

Comedy

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  • Summer workshops for writers; Unger on mystery 'The Red Hunter' at NSU

    Summer workshops for writers; Unger on mystery 'The Red Hunter' at NSU

    Lisa Unger specializes in unconventional mysteries that are strong on psychological twists and the dark forces that can motivate people. The Clearwater author applies those same high standards to her 15th novel “The Red Hunter.” In this novel, her characters are linked by a house full of secrets...

  • Review: 'Dangerous Ends' a gripping Miami thriller

    Review: 'Dangerous Ends' a gripping Miami thriller

    ‘Dangerous Ends’ By Alex Segura. Polis, 304 pages, $24.99 Alex Segura finds his groove in “Dangerous Ends,” his third novel featuring Miami reporter turned private detective Pete Fernandez. Segura boldly sends his sleuth down the mean streets of Miami and delivers a gripping plot. Having lost...

  • Review: Family trouble in Florida town turns dark in 'Lightwood'

    Review: Family trouble in Florida town turns dark in 'Lightwood'

    ‘Lightwood’ By Steph Post. Polis, 304 pages, $25.95 Remote Florida and the strong, sometimes destructive pull of blood ties meld for a gritty tale that firmly joins the current trend of rural noir. In “Lightwood,” Steph Post shows a flair for delving into the dark side of small towns and the...

  • 'Longmire' author Johnson rides in; Florida Book Awards announced

    'Longmire' author Johnson rides in; Florida Book Awards announced

    Craig Johnson’s novels about Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire have made him an international best-selling author, and his novels have been adapted for a successful TV series. Johnson will make a rare South Florida appearance to support his novel, “The Highwayman,” in which Longmire and best friend...

Rod With a Twist

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